The Future is Now – Call for Presentations – deadline Monday 4th March 2019

The Future is Now – A round-up of all the latest technology in survey research

It is time for one of our perennial overviews of the many and varied technology developments that are having, or could have an impact on the survey process. Cheap computing power and global reach means that there are a wide variety of opportunities to enhance (or possibly eliminate!) our ability to understand what people think and do.

We are looking for speakers to present at our May conference in London, showcasing their work with the latest technology. Areas we are interested in hearing about are shown below, but please don’t let this limit your thinking. If you have something exciting to share with our audience we would like to hear from you.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Image recognition
  • Video analysis and transcription
  • Recognising emotion from facial expressions, body language and biometrics
  • Active and passive data collection on mobiles and wearables
  • Surveys using home assistants like Alexa or Google Home
  • AI and Machine Learning in the survey process
  • Data transfer and exchange – triple-s, APIs and beyond
  • AR and VR in the survey process
  • Internet Of Things in the survey process
  • What’s new in online communities, panels and sampling
  • Text Analysis & automated semantic coding
  • Automation in the survey process. Is IFTTT (if this then that) relevant?
  • Data visualisation
  • Improving measurement accuracy e.g. media, polling etc.
  • Data fusion and ascription. Is it valid?
  • Bringing big data into the survey process
  • Skills needed for success in our industry
  • Market research and surveillance capitalism
  • Blockchain in the survey process

Synopses should be between 250 and 500 words in length, and sent by e-mail to Christine Jenkins, ASC Administrator to arrive no later than Monday 4th March 2019.

Please download our synopsis form here and view the Guidance for Presenters Page

If you have any queries please contact